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Seagate 1tb External Hard Drive freezes laptop (Windows 10)

Q: Seagate 1tb External Hard Drive freezes laptop (Windows 10)

Hello. I have a problem with my ext hd. Well actually it fell from my desk but I was able to use it after but not until today. I was downloading a game (Heroes and Generals) and made a folder on my ext hd. But suddenly it stopped working on the middle of the download process of the game.

After that, I am not able to open it. It shows up that it was connected but it is like this:

When I try to open it, the laptop freezes. Tried chkdsk already, still not working. Tried to access on safe mode, laptop freezes. Laptop only goes back to normal if I detach the ext hd.

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a 1tb Seagate external hard drive that I have had for a little while and it used to work fine, but my laptop is now not recognizing it when I plug it in. It has a usb and it has its own plug for power. I have not used it in a little while and wanted to transfer some files over (pictures, movies etc) and now my laptop is not recognizing it. I am not a laptop/ computer whiz so any help would be much appreciated.

A:HP laptop will not recognize my Seagate external hard drive

Hi,Try to connect it to other computers and see if it is recognised.Also connect it to your laptop, then open Disk Management. Post the screenshot of it here.https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-disk-management-2626080http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-take-a-screenshot-in-windows-8-1-three-ways-without-using-third-party...Also please see if you're seeing Seagate hard drive in Device Manager after connecting.RegardsVisruth

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Have a external hard drive that was backed up on a macbook pro
using time machine. I try to take the files out that I put on a windows 7 PC
and it wont show up in My Computer.
But it does on device manager.
is there a problem with the external hardrive?
 

A:Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive not showing up on Windows?

It is likely formatted as Mac OS Extended (journaled), HFS+. Windows can't natively read that.

"I try to take the files out that I put on a windows 7 PC" is a confusing statement. If you want to read the files on the drive from 7, you can't without a 3rd party tool. If you are just wanting to put stuff on there from the PC and don't care about the Mac backup, then just format the drive. Do that through Disk Management in the Admin Tools control panel.
 

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hello i am having trouble with my toshiba external hard-drive. everytime i plug in my external hard drive it causes my laptop to freeze and causes "my Computer" to be "Not Responding". but when i take it out my laptop works fine. what can be the problem with it?
 

A:External hard drive freezes my laptop

How long have you had the external drive?
 

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A friend has broken the USB socket on his Seagate external harddrive making it unuseable.
There's a lot of info on the drive he wants to get off. If i open the case (if I can find a tool that will do it ) what am I going to find? Does it consist of a basic IDE harddrive with an adaptor to the usb so I can just hook it up as a slave via the IDE?
Thanks for any advice
 

A:Seagate external hard drive

If you take it apart you void the warranty.
 

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i need help to recover my old photos and videos that were accidentally deleted in my seagate external harddrive while i was trying to format using my macbook 2011. what would i do?
 

A:Seagate external hard drive

Give this a try

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Good Luck I hope it finds them all used it on the wife's system once and it did recover almost all .
I'm not sure if it works on usb drives or not though worth a try to see if it discovers it .
Yes it does .
 

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i have a seagate external hard drive that i've had for one year. it stopped working after working with no problems.
the green power light does not come on but the white light was blinking then stopped.
any idea's on what can be done. and if it will not work any more is there any way to extract my family pic's and work from the hard drive.

thanks for any help.
 

A:seagate external hard drive

It sounds like the external harddrive has died - do you have copies of the files on your computer as well?

Assuming the drive is dead and it is not an issue with the USB connection, it is possible to get the files off of the harddrive though companies that provide such services often charge a high price.
 

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I have recently had a new desktop PC. Prior to that I had a laptop where Seagate external drive was permanently connected via a USB port. I was running Win7, using FF browser and WLM.
With the new pc if I leave Seagate connected I can't boot up - the screen stops at BIOS. Everything seems to be running properly as long as I don't keep the external hard drive connected until boot up is complete.
What can I do so that I don't have to keep disconnecting Seagate each time I shut down?

Hope someone can help and that the solution is an easy one. Thanks.
 

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Hello forum, my Seagate external hard drive which i thought had burnt actually works. But there is a problem, I remember it used to have all its lights shining before, at least sometimes. Also it makes noises sometimes and sometimes it does not. So I thought it got spoilt because when i used to plug it there were no lights and no sound.

Now i still get the same reaction but i miraculously can access the files, so it did not burn right?

Also i have some ''backups'' maybe two but there are some files which are mixed with the original files from the Seagate external hard drive, so i dont know 1) if i should remove anything or place it somewhere else 2) if removing or deleting any files will affect anything in the backups or in the external hard drive. Some files are mixed with the external hard drive files so i dont know how to separate them

Also, i dont know what the external hard drive files do, and what to do if i ever accidentally delete them. I do not remember having a manual for it, maybe i lost it, but i dont have it now also i do not have the box...So i do not know which model it is

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New to the forum and I have a silly question regarding my external hard drive which cam with no instrucions or information other than an istallation page.

It is product number 9bd862-560. Question, can I leave this on indefinately or is this something that should be turned off daily. I have a program set up to automatically save information so ai need to know for scheduling purposes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Is this 300 GB Seagate a good external hard drive?:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EN62YG/sr=8-3/qid=1154971809/ref=pd_bbs_3/103-3008107-9730230?ie=UTF8

Also, can external hard drives purchased on Ebay be trusted?
 

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Most of the time when I plug in my seagate external 1tb hard drive, my computer won't find it. The external hard drive turns on and then turns itself off within a few seconds. I assume the hard drive is automatically turning itself off as if it is in sleep mode.

How can I prevent it from going in sleep mode? Will reformatting the hard drive help?

I have access to the hard drive as this problem does not occur everytime but just most of the time.
 

A:Solved: seagate external hard drive

Formatting the drive will not resolve this.

What is the exact model of Seagate drive you have?
 

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I have a 2 TB Seagate external hard drive which has worked fine.

It is used on a 64 bit Vista (Ultimate with SP2) Dell machine.

I have had to restore an image backup of C: drive and the drive no longer appears in the Computer folder nor in Disc Management now.

However the drive is lit up and when I insert the USB cable there is the connected sound and when I disconnect it there is the disconnect sound so something is seeing it.

I have tried this on both the 64 bit Vista and on an XP - on neither of the computers is the drive seen.

I would rather hope that I can eventually access this drive as it has 1.7 TB of audio files on it.

Is there a solution for this?
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12284 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 150411 MB, Free - 46620 MB; D: Total - 2047 MB, Free - 990 MB; E: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 394944 MB; F: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 439395 MB; K: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 178636 MB; M: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 24231 MB; O: Total - 1907728 MB, Free - 263346 MB; P: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 191542 MB; Q: Total - 1907728 MB, Free - 515766 MB; R: Total - 1907728 MB, Free - 262894 MB; S: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1513694 MB;
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A:External Seagate hard drive not seen by computer

As this external drive won't show up on any other PC the circuitry in the box has probably developed a fault.

For about £10 you can by a USB Hard Drive Adapter, see Ebay. Remove the hard drive from the enclosure and connect it to the USB adapter and it should then function as long as the fault is not on the drive itself.
 

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I have a Seagate 3 TB external hard drive (model SRD00F2) that I use on my desktop dell pc (windows 7 64-bit). I purchased the hard drive on 7/30/13 so it is not even a year old yet. I get an error message saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

I have tried reformatting the drive, changing the drive letter, etc. I use the drive just for personal use, movies, music, word docs, etc. I have already removed everything from the drive in hopes to completely uninstall and start over with the drive but I still get the error message. Not sure what else I can do. Please help. Thank you

A:External Hard drive malfunction - Seagate 3TB

What type of file were you trying to open that got the error message?

What extension did it have?

Were you able to open other files with the same extension at the time you first got that error message---or did you get the error ONLY for that one file?

Were you ever able to open this particular file or files with a similar extension on this external drive?

I'd be surprised if a re-format is necessary, but I guess you've already done that.

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I have used this hard drive without issues since the day I bought it (Nov. 26 2009). All the sudden 2 days ago I unplugged it from my laptop and when I returned home and plugged it back in my computer flashed a screen saying the drive was not formatted. I contacted Seagate and followed their steps. However, I am still getting nothing. The drive is showing up under my computer, but only as a local disk, not as an expansion drive as it did before the drive also shows up under my device manager, but, once again if I try to do anything my computer will lock up. Whenever I try to access it, my computer will lock up. When shutting down my computer it will continue to stay on the windows is shutting down screen until I unplug the drive from the USB. It is not emitting any funny noises. I am not sure what to do; there is too much information on the drive for my computer to hold if I tried to do a data recovery. It is just strange that it would work fine and then a few hours later give me all kinds of issues. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it!
I am operating with a Dell 1737 studio, 4gb, with windows 7 ultimate.
 

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I have a Seagate ext. HD with 27GB of personal files and 2 GB of system files; 29 GB in all. Yet when I check the properties of the recycle bin it shows that there are (in the recycle bin) 84GB/31,072 files. I do Empty Recycle Bin and when I check properties again it shows the same 84GB/31,072 files. Why is it that I cannot get rid of them? Thanks in advance.

A:Seagate external hard drive recycle bin

Right click on Recycle icon and scroll to Empty Bin.
Perhaps you weren't clicking Apply.

Mine is grayed out because it is empty.

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Hi there,

I have a Seagate 1TB External Hard drive not being detected after i switched the laptop off while downlading a software file on the hard drive, that i couldn't stop & after the laptop came back up it couldn't detect the HD. Tha power comes on on the HD & the disk spins as it has an adapter & the USB connected to the laptop. Sometimes the light stayed on & lately it only flickers. Tried it on another PC doesn't get detected. Plz some help would b great. Thanks.
 

A:Seagate 1TB external hard drive not detected

Maybe ?

I have had about 15 Externals in my time, every problem i had was the same one, the circuitboard came away from the hard drive, all i did was unscrewed the whol thing pushed it all back together tightly

Dont know if this will help with your problem....

also try to run chkdsk

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265 - Windows XP

http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html -win 7

Good luck
 

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Drive: Seagate External Hard Drive 1TB
Separate Lock software bought, $45: Lockngo.exe - Keynesis Pro.
OS: Vista

Yesterday morning I used my External Hard Drive (trough lockngo.exe)
for around 2 hours without any problems.

After finishing, I locked the external hard drive.

12-13 hours later when I arrived home, I finished doing some school
work and tried to access the external hard drive to make a back up of
the file.

I double clicked on lockngo.exe and typed in the password, it then
displayed "Unlocking..." as usual but then another window popped
saying:

"F:\ is not accessible .

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Funny thing is, I then went to "Computer Management" and under "Disk
Drives" it showed my external hard drive under Disk drives:
"Seagate FreeAgent USB Device".

I then right clicked it, went to Properties and it said "This device
is working properly.".

I installed the extra SeaGate manage software, did a few error checks
etc and said that the external hard drive is working fine.

After that, I went to "Disk Management" and it showed:

Volume - Layout - Tupe - File System - Status

( F: ) - Simple - Basic - RAW - Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)

What concerns me is the "RAW" part... what does it mean? Anything bad
or is it just normal? Since I thought it's meant to say "NTFS"?

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A:Seagate external hard drive problem

I just download a recovery Seagate tool;

https://services.seagate.com/diysoftware.aspx

Installed it and did a run on the program.

2 Images with links are posted below:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2is9q8l.jpg

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When the hard drive is, well was, working fine, when the driver is locked, it only shows the lockngo.exe.

But ofcourse, this locking program is so damn good that it even hides my "Xuquan" folder that contains like 170GB worth of data which only shows via the lockngo.exe program.

Once the password has been entered correctly, the folder "Xuquan" then shows.

http://i49.tinypic.com/x55uhc.jpg
 

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I have successfully used Seagate Tool to scan my internal HD but it is not recognising my External Drive when I try to scan that. It appears as Sea Tools in Control Panel/Programmes and Features but not on Computer/Manage/Services and Applications/Services where I looked on suggestion from web. It appears I need some kind of MZXM (?) update but do not understand the process of getting this for Windows 7 and am concerned not to mess up my backup drive .

My concern began because Windows 7 keeps asking me to format the Backup Drive before doing my weekly backup. When I ignored it the backup appeared to go ahead any way but I don`t like ignoring mysterious
instructions unless I understand why they are there.

Can anyone please advise me ?
 

A:Seagate not recognising External Hard Drive

Sorry this is not a reply but further info to request for help. I have found the following on Seagate Tools Menus plus a long list of items which I will not quote unless requested to do so.

Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately. The system cannot find the file specified.
Under details
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

Should I invoke JIT debug ?
 

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OK, so about 3 weeks ago, I bought a 250gb Seagate External HDD. I plugged it in and it worked... last night, all of a sudden, it stopped working. I've tried plugging it into another PC, and nothing... it doesn't even find it. I've tried going to "Manage" and "Removable Storage" and it comes back saying "The service cannot be starter, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. This snapin's display may be inconsistent with the Removable Storage Service. If the problem persists please restart the snapin."

I'm assuming it's the external, because, like I said, I tried hooking it up to another PC and that PC can't find it either. HELP, I have EVERYTHING on this external, and I don't want to lose it. Could it be the USB cable? It's only 3 weeks old! (BTW, I have Windows XP)
 

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guys, when i install my seagate external harddrive softwar - "installseagatemanager.exe", i always fail.
i just don't get why this happens..

the error messages that i get :
error 1935. error occurred during the installation of assembly component {04B9F3B6-9645-7658-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E} HRESULT: 0x80073712

then after it cancels the installation, i get another error:
error: -1603 fatal error during installation
consult windows installer help (Msi.chm) or MSDN for more information

could anybody help me to solve this?
why, and what should i do?

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I have a 250 Gb Seagate external harddrive.

I've transferred all my comedy cassettes to Mp3 and put them all onto the drive.

When I turned the drive on today it gave out all sorts of clicking noises and the drive light goes on and off.It sounds very unhealthy.

Most of the time the drive doesn't show at all in 'my computer' but occasionally the noises stop and the drive settles down and it appears with a different drive letter to what it was before.When I click on the drive a get a message 'drive I is not formatted - do you want to format ?Y/N?'

Now I accept the drive is broken and fairly cheap these days to replace but have I lost all my valuable recordings? I know everyone says you should always back stuff up but it's always something you're going to do tomorrow !!!

Is there any way I can retreive my stuff to put onto a new drive (and back up) ??

Thanks
 

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I have an external desktop hard drive [Seagate 2T]. I had an issue where my laptop would not recognize it. It was supposed to be 3.0 USB, but after some research found some people with similar problems and the solution was to use the 2.0 USB.
It did disappear again for a couple of days and then magically re-appeared. I have since purchased a new WD 2T drive in order to transfer the files and return the Seagate as it's approximately 2 months old. However it has not come up anywhere [the Seagate] in over a week. Today I unplugged everything and plugged the Seagate into the USB 3.0 and left for a few hours. When I returned it is now listed in disk management as 'disk 1 - unknown - 1863.02 GB - Not initialized' and in the partitions [in black] simply says '1863.02 GB - unallocated' and no partitions.
Right clicking gives me 4 options:
1 Initialize Disk 2 Offline 3 Properties and 4 Help
Option 3 opens the properties and says 'this device is working properly' but all values are at 0
Option 4 leads to me to microsoft help topics which basically have all Windows 7 information.... I have Windows 8.1
I am reluctant to choose option 1 as I do not want to erase or reformat all the information on the drive.
I am not overly technical, but have read alot in different forums but still consider myself as a novice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

'Confused'
 

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Alright guys

I have got a Seagate 3TB Expansion/Portable Hard drive that you connect externally to your machine by there provide cable.. This cable also gives the hard drive power...

This hard drive has never been dropped in the few years I have had it and I have it from new.. However I notice a few weeks ago that the connection in the casing where you connect the cable to appear to be getting loose.. Cable was wiggling too much...

A few times the hard drive kept loosing it connection the machine due to the loose connection.. And today no connection at all. Cable was completely loose like something was broken within the hard drive casing...

I have opened up the casing and removed the hard drive, and found that on the sata/bridge module port that the connector has completely broken off. I was luckily to have another faulty Seagate hard drive which I have just take the sata/bridge module from there and attached it to this one..

The machine finds it.. However the partition is protected... Now I can not just go ahead and clean this partition, due to all of the data on it... I need it to work as before, where you plug and play and the hard drive was read
 

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Can not view my external usb hard drive. I have another usb drive installed without issue. The invisible drive appears to be "dead". Check with Voltage Meter and the power supply for the drive is working. Is there any way to recover the data? Luckily I have the data backed up on another drive.
 

A:Seagate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Does the drive show up in computer management? Go to start>Computer>(Right click)>Manage?
 

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I have a 500GB Seagate FreeAgent Go Hard Drive which suddenly stopped working. What happened was, I was shrinking one of the volumes because I want to make three partitions. As I was formatting the unallocated volume, the hard disk was accidentally remove from the laptop. Then when I plugged in again, the laptop cannot detect the drives which I originally have. I already uninstalled the device through Device Manager, restart the laptop and reinstalled the device driver but still it won't detect my hard disk.

Help, please?
 

A:Seagate FreeAgent Go External Hard Drive

I am using Windows Vista and a Compaq Presario V6000.
 

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I have attached a Seagate 500 GG external hard drive to my computer but it is not showing up in My Computer. I have browsed similar threads and on their advice gone into Device Manager. The drive is there but with no letter assigned to it but when I right click to assign one, it refers me to Windows Help, which is unable to solve the problem. There are actually two extra ikons in Device Manager - one marked FAT Healthy (EISA Configuration) and the other just marked (GPT Protective Partition). The device is acknowledged as working properly in Device Manager
The files on this drive were created on a Mac, which may be the source of the problem? Most of them I will therefore not be able to read, but there is one which is a .mov file which I should be able to read and hopefully copy - if I can access it.
Is there any way I can access the drive via my PC (Windows XP) or will the drive have been formatted for Mac only and therefore is inaccessible via PC?
I'm afraid that's the best I can manage in terms of technical information. Any advice would be much appreciated please.

A:Seagate external hard drive not recognised by my computer

I would venture a guess that the simple answer is that the drive was formatted for a Mac and windows is unable to recognize it as such. Now, being said that, with the newer technologies and emulators that Macs and PCs use, I am not 100% sure.

Now for the dumb question, have you tried plugging it back onto the Mac and see if you can read it and copy the file and then format it to the pc so you can use it? that is, if you will need it more on the PC than on the Mac.

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I've been searching for ages looking for a solution to this problem but with no luck.

I have four external hard drives, all Seagate, which are no longer detected by my Vista computer. They don't show up in Computer, or in the Disk Management section. The drives aren't the problem though, because an XP computer reads the drives just fine. The drives are okay, as are the cords, so I'm pretty sure my Vista box is the problem. It takes a while but I can transfer files from XP to the Vista so I have a workaround to use.

The problem is that there is one of these Seagate drives that was formatted for Mac *and* PC, and the XP box can't read it. It can recognize that there is an external hard drive attached but just shows 0 bytes on everything in Properties, and there's no way to get files off of it.

So what I need is some help trying to get that Seagate drive to show up on my Vista PC. As mentioned, it plugs in and runs fine as far as I can tell. It's getting power and isn't making any loud noises. But if I go out to Computer or look in the Disk Management section, it doesn't show an external drive attached at all.

Any suggestions? I've run TSG SysInfo, and here are the results:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1660, x64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
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A:Vista Won't Recognize Seagate External Hard Drive

If it was initialised as a GPT drive rather than an MBR drive XP 32 bit can't understand GPT and that's the problem with the XP PC.

Vista should work with a GPT drive though.
 

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Hello, sorry if this potentially is in the wrong section. New to this website. 

But I come here asking for some suggestions or a step by step process on getting my external hard drive working on my pc again. 
It was working before, but I decided to plug it into my xbox one console usb port in order to download a game and play which it configured the external hard drive. When I attempted to plug it into my laptop usb port it no longer showed up under devices with
removable storage. I did a little bit of research and found my way to device managers to see if the computer even recognized the usb. Turns out it does recognized it but for some reason it would not show up on the laptop. So as of right now I cannot access
the files inside of it at all. The light is always on and I can hear the fan run inside the external hard drive, also it still works with my xbox one to play the games I downloaded in it so I know it still works. I am lead to believe that when the xbox one
configured it, it changed the settings so now it isn't compatible with my laptop.

Is there anyway to reset the settings on it or re-configure it so I may have access to the files on my external hard drive through my laptop? Thank you for reading! 

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We just got a new HP Pavillion Slimline desktop and attached our old Seagate external hard drive. The Seagate shows up as a device, but not as a drive. We cannot retrieve any of our information off it, and this is a BIG problem. Can someone please help??
 

A:Seagate External Hard Drive Not Showing As A Driver on New PC

Welcome to TSG:
Those HP Pavillion Slimline's are nice.
Have you tried going into safe mode and see if you can highlight it and select properties?
If you can - check the "Security" tab and see if you need to take ownership of the drive.
Are you using XP - Vista - or 7 ?

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/windows-7-quick-way-to-take-ownership-of-filefolder/

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...ership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...ourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=seagate+disk+wizard

That Seagate Disk Wizard never worked for me - my friend here at TSG "Phantom" gave me some good tips about "Taking ownership of a drive in XP" that solved my problems - which are very similar to yours.

Hope this helps - and don't worry this is a great site and if none of the above help - I'm sure a member smarter than me will put the fix in for you.
 

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I purchased a 1.5tb Seagate external hard drive Christmas last year since then it has clicked loudly when writing or reading large files (it makes no noise when idle). The problem has been widely documented online as seen in videos such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgJe9R0QpmI. Although I have yet to see a solution that would fix the problem.

There is one video that I have found seeming to offer a fix but it requires quite serious dismantling of the drive. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1pEVjReNA)

Does ANYBODY know a fix from the clicking? I don't mind using the fix seen above if anyone can explain how inserting a piece of paper into the bottom of the drive will stop the clicking.

PS: Seagate refuse to acknowledge there is a problem with their drives and instead offers a replacement drive and from the research I have seen it is a pointless transition as they all have the same problem.
 

A:Seagate 1.5TB External hard drive constantly clicking

People have apparently fixed it by using better USB cables, a powered USB hub, updating the drive's firmware, or the method above.

My guess is that the enclosure has poorly soldered connections or there's a short occurring. Poor soldering on the connector/board could explain why changing the USB cable, powered USB hub, or changing the positioning of the connectors/board seems to work for some people.

Normally this clicking would be attributed to a failing drive, but this appears to be a case of poor design/quality with the enclosure.

You could also just shove the drive into another USB enclosure and trash the Seagate garbage.
 

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My 2tb hard drive was working fine for about 3 months before it stopped working. I have files inside files, so the main ones show up, but i can't open them to access anything inside. It says "failed to format" every time i try and I can't manually delete them. I thought it was a virus but I'm not tech savvy and I'd like to recover the files because there's a lot, but it's not a priority at this point, i'll take what i can get. My computer is a Asus Chromebook C201P. Help?
 

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Hi,

I realize this may not be possible at all, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

I just got a 1TB Seagate "GoFlex" External Hard Drive, because I have a lot of video files and I was running out of space on my MacBook. I thought it'd be great to play these shows on my Home Theatre system straight from the external drive - it's a USB drive, and the DVD player has a USB port. My Home Theatre is Samsung, I'm not sure of much more than that but I can probably find out if I need, and the files I want to play are in iTunes format, or .m4v, if that makes a difference.

I've done some looking, and it seems like I may have to reformat the external to FAT32, but there also seems to be some concern about whether that's even possible for large drive sizes. So is this even an option, or am I stuck with hooking up my external to my computer to my HDMI and having no laptop when I want to watch anything?

Thanks. =)
 

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Hi

I have recently bought a Seagate External Hardrive, 1 TB, USB 3 - for the purpose of creating system images.

The Seagate driver loaded normally when connecting to the laptop for the first time and I have been successfully saving pictures/music/docs etc to it and transferring successfully back to the laptop, so that part is working.

I had created a system image on the Seagate and can see this listed however, a few weeks back I encountered a problem and decided to run the image. I went into the Recovery environment but the computer would not recognise the Seagate external hard drive.

I didn't actually run the image in the end as I resolved the problem but I need to know how to overcome this should I need to run an image in the future.

I saw on another forum that I need to load the USB 3 Host Controller andHub drivers at the beginning of the restore process (screenshot below) and the computer should then pick up the image. Is this correct? Is it normal to do this for any external hard drive? I've always used DVDs for system images and the computer recognises those straight away.

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A:Seagate External Hard Drive - recognition query

I don't think you need to run in Recovery environment.

Using normal Windows to restore from your backup.
It will ask you to select which Backup.file to restore from.
Windows will handle to restore, and may need to reboot, when the restore is completed.

As it is not about recovery, it mean to restore your backup (files, if any) to the state when you do the Backup.

For me, i usually do clone my hard disk as just swap the HDD.

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My Seagate 1tb external hd is not recognized by the usb 3 ports,  the usb 2 port works fine.  Had the same problem with the same drive on my ASUS q302la and was advised by ASUS to disable legacy usb support in the bios and that worked, but there is no similar bios switch in the Starwars bios.

A:Seagate external hard drive not recognized by usb 3 port.

Hello @jerryemery, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I read your post about the USB port issue, and wanted to assist you! Try reviewing the following resource, and let me know if it helps:USB 3.0 External Hard Drive not recognized in Windows 8.1/10(Not an HP supported Web site). Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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My seagate external drive has stopped working. I looked in device manager and it is there and saying its working properly. Its also listed in disk management showing as RAW and read only. I've tried numerous recovery software with no success. Teskdisk reported read error and found no partitions. Easeus wizard recovery scanned for hours and found no files. I have a lot of precious files on the hard drive which I would hate to lose. I do get a window up saying the drive in question needs to be formatted, I know that if I do this I will lose all my data. In desperation I clicked ok for this but even the format was not successful. I have also taken the hard drive out of its enclosure and is now plugged into a hard drive docking station. This made no difference.

any helpful advise?
 

A:hard drive woes seagate external 500gb

If both TestDisk and Easeus have failed then you may be out of luck. If the data is truly important then sometimes its best to seek assistance from a data recovery firm as sometimes accessing the drive only makes it worse. You could try one of these for that: http://hard-drive-recovery-services-review.toptenreviews.com/

When a drive fails sometimes data recovery is not possibly at all or only through data recovery companies.

This is why backups are so important and why you should invest in a backup drive or online backup in the future.
 

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I have a SeaGate external drive and for some reason my computer will not recognize it. It makes the noise that it knows something has been plugged in, but I never get the icon in the tray and I never get a drive letter. I've tried plugging it into another computer and it works fine there. That computer recognized it and all of my files are still on the drive. I can plug an iPod in and it recognizes that just fine. Can someone please help me??
 

A:Solved: SeaGate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

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Hi guys,

I've had this 3TB hard drive for about 6 months with no problems.

However, for some reason my computer cannot recognise it any more.

It doesn't come up in My Computer, but it comes up in device manager ( see pic 1) and in disk management (see pic 2)

Alarmingly, I can't even assign a letter or do anything but delete the volume (see pic 3)

I can't find the driver cd to install it but I didn't think this would be a problem as I installed it anyway through the computer. I've searched for about 2 days on this forums and others and still can't find a solution. I hope I can find one here

oh and i forgot to mention, i tried the hard drive on two different computers and it had the same problem there as well.

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A:My Computer cannot detect my Seagate external hard drive 3TB

Hi,

Your images still dont show - can you repost them using the little paperclip icon?

Regards,
Golden

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In the past two years, I had connected many interesting and touching videos on my Seagate external hard drive so that I could view and taste them at any time when I want. But, yesterday, when seeing them on my laptop with my girl friend, this drive was mistakenly formatted and all videos were gone. Fortunately, I had copied many back from the online storage. But, the online backup had not been updated over three months. There were still about 10 videos that could not be rescued. Do you have any idea for me to get them back? Thank you for any suggestion!
 

A:Seagate external hard drive videos are lost

You can try some basic data recovery applications like Testdisk/Photorec or Recuva.
 

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A few months ago (enough to void my warranty) I purchased a 250gb Seagate portable external hard drive. Since then I've seen how poor the drive really is encased in cheap metal it has received many dings. Now however it has become unusable as the USB connection has become loose meaning the connection has to be held in place constantly or it is lost.

I have been looking at enclosures as a possible fix to the connection problem (such ashttp://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/).

Would this solve the loose USB connection and ideally the bad quality casing? Or is there a far easier fix that I'm missing?

DRIVE SPEC:

Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard
2.0 USB connection interface, 5 year manufacturer warranty, 256 bit encryption security software for maximum digital file privacy, Windows XP / Vista compatible.

If I've left any details out just ask, this is my first post so be kind
 

A:Help save my rubbish Seagate external hard drive!

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When I try to copy a 5 gig (avi) file to my Seagate hard drive it says there is not enough room. There is at least 65 gigs free. I have tried defragging the drive but it still won't let me do it. I copied a 2 gig file with no problem. Any ideas?
 

A:Can't copy 5 gig file to Seagate external hard drive

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I recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management. I can see it in device manager and it is listed as "Jmicron SCSI Disk Device". I can also see it in devices and printer listed as "Jmicron". However it is not recognized or listed in disk management and file explorer. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. ie uninstalling and installing the drivers, using seagate utilities (I cannot also see it in Seagates applications), disabling fast startup, windows devices and printers troubleshooting, etc. I suspect (maybe incorrectly) that this device is showing up as "Jmicron SCSI disk device" instead of a SATA drive but that is coming from someone who again does not know alot about the device/hardware side. I would like to make this external drive a full backup for my windows 10 laptop and any assistance that could be provided would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for any help you may be!

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I'm having trouble getting Windows 7 x86 RC Build 7100 to recognize my Seagate 3.5" External Hard Drive 500GB (Model ST305004EXA101-RK). It is connected through a USB 2.0 port on my Asus K8V SE Motherboard - running an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (2.0 GHz) and 1 GB of RAM.

Currently, this hard drive when connected appears in Device and Printers as as "Device" named Desktop. Right Click -> Properties shows that it is a storage device.

Device Manager recognizes it as a Disk Drive and calls it a Seagate Desktop USB Device - no conflicts.

Under Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management the drive appears as Disk 1 - Basic and Online statuses. If I try and assign it a drive letter, I get the following "The operation failed to complete becasue the Disk Managment Console view is out of date. Please refresh the console view..."

Only one conflict exists in Device Manager - I have one Unknown Device under USB Controllers. When viewing that device, it gives me a Code 43 error.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Ollie

A:Seagate external hard drive not accessible as a drive

Has it been initalized & formated?

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Hi

I bought an external hard drive (Seagate FreeAgent) and it was working fine up until one day where I couldn't find it anymore in My computer or Device Manager. If I plugged it in while windows was running, my whole system would just freeze, Ctrl Alt Del wouldn't even work! I re-installed windows XP and started from scratch but this didn't work. I took the hard drive back and replaced it. This then worked on a family member's laptop but back on my computer it's the same old story.

Any help would be greatly received!

Thanks

I have just plugged in my ipod too and it froze so it may be a USB problem! However it doesn't freeze with a cheap mp3 player, i'm really confused, can anyone help??
 

A:External hard drive freezes windows

A friendly and needed bump to this question.

I am also having a similar problem as this. A while ago I installed a second hard drive and everything works fine on it currently. The problem is that afterwards whenever I try to plug in an external hard disk of any kind, through a USB port, the computer will immediately freeze. Now this includes ipods, cameras with memory disks, and others of that nature. I have tried searching all over the web and have yet to find an answer. It would after all be nice to update my ipod playlist .
 

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My Seagate 320GB External Hard Drive makes a funny whirling noise whenever I plug it into the USB port. The whirling noise is interrupted by an occasion "beep." My computer doesn't recognize that anything has been plugged in. When I went to "Computer Management" and checked under "Disk Management," I'm being shown two additional drives (beyond the C: and D: drives) that are not labeled.

The first one has the following details: FAT file system and Healthy (EISA Configuration) status. When I right-click that drive, it only gives me the option of "Help." I'm pretty sure that's not the Seagate drive but I have no idea what it is.

The second one has the following details: FAT32 file system and Healthy (Unknown Partition) status. When I right-click that drive, all the options expect for "Delete Partition..." and "Help" are unavailable. This is more than likely the Seagate drive.

Is there anything I can go to recover my files off the external drive? Programs, services, anything at all!
 

A:Seagate 320GB External Hard Drive: Dead or Salvageable?

It sounds like what is happening is that the HDD is spinning up then giving an error (stopping an beeping). I've had it happen before. The best advice I can give you is to try it until It spins up and then get your data off asap. Also, did you make the drive yourself (buy internal HDD/external case) or is it 'store bought' ?
 

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Hello I need urgent help with resolving this as I am trying to get the harddrive showing up or at least recover files.

I was using it at school first and my computer froze so I shut down the computer and restarted without safely removing the hard drive, at first the PC wouldnt reboot because I had it still plugged in, after unplugging it and the PC loaded up, it did not recognize the hard drive anymore. I have tried it on several PCs including the one at home all using Windows 7 and none of them recognize it.

I tried all USB ports on my PC and none of them work, the light on the hard drive is ON so I know there is no connectivity issue. I tried several free/trial softwares even the ones by Seagate and none of them recognized the drive so I cannot use their tools for recovering files or detecting the hard drive.

When I check the Disk Management, it does not show there.
When I check the Device Manager, it does not show under USB controllers but it DOES show under Disk Drives... I also checked and the drive is up to date.

The Model is BUP Slim BK.

In my quick launch, the drive is recognized there and gives me the option to Eject it but it doesn't actually Eject it when I click on it, it either stop responding or does nothing... unless I manually unplug it.

EDIT: After a really long time, the Eject message says the device is already in use which is probably why it doesnt Safely eject.
 

A:Seagate Portable External Hard Drive Slim not detected by PC

I am also having the same problem, as I need to get some stuff off my hard drive but it does not show up on any of it, was just wondering if you had found a way to fix this yet?
Kind Regards
 

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